Entries by Sarah Norman

New Article on Constitution-making, Media and the Politics of Participation in Somalia

Nicole Stremlau has recently published in African Affairs on the role of media in Somalia’s constitution-making process. The article can be found here: http://afraf.oxfordjournals.org/content/current Abstract: The United Nations-led constitution-making process, while highly controversial, has sought to create an opening to help Somalia transition to a new phase in its political development. This article considers the structural features, […]

Oliver Persey

Oliver Persey read law at Oxford University before an LLM in International Legal Studies at New York University School of Law. At NYU he specialized in US constitutional law, particularly First Amendment law, and international human rights law. He has worked for the Media Legal Defence Initiative, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and […]

‘Big Data and Human Development’ Incubator Launched

The Big Data and Human Development Incubator  co-directed by Mark Graham (OII) Iginio Gagliardone (PCMLP), Proochista Ariana (QEH) investigates the potential uses of ‘big data’ for advancing human development and addressing equity gaps. The ultimate goal will be to stimulate policy-oriented research that seeks to understand:  what presences and absences of data tell us about issues […]